Additional Requirements and Considerations
- First Aid – PRIOR TO CLINICAL
Students must provide evidence of current BLS certification before commencing clinical training. BLS certification must remain current throughout clinical training, therefore, it is recommended that certification is obtained just prior to clinical training commencement. The BLS certification course that meets this requirement must be designed for individuals who will be health care providers. The NAIT Continuing Education Course that meets this requirement is CPRS100 - Basic Life Support.
- Computer Literacy - Strong
Applicants are required to possess strong computer skills to ensure a successful progression in this course. Necessary skills include, but are not limited to, fluency in Microsoft Office, proficiency in typing and keyboard entry, and email and web best practices.
- International students and online courses
International students must be careful when enrolling in online courses. Enrolling in too many online courses can impact the ability to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) through the Government of Canada. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure in-class course enrollment is sufficient to qualify for a PGWP.
The maximum number of online courses an applicant may take varies, and depends on the ratio of in-class and online course enrollment. To confirm acceptable ratio of on-line to in-class course enrollment to qualify for a PGWP, contact the NAIT International Centre.
International Student Advisors are available to help with this and many other questions. Contact the NAIT International Centre to book an appointment.
For more information about qualifying for a PGWP and other information about studying and working in Canada, contact Government of Canada.